Mari Ørstavik is a director and screenwriter from Oslo, Norway. In addition to studying documentary filmmaking in Oslo and B.A. in film directing, she also holds an A.A. in acting from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. Her short film work has traveled the film festival circuit internationally.
As a director Mari thrives in the collaborative effort that is creating, and strives to tell stories of the people who are often overlooked. Her background in acting gives her a unique insight to the work of bringing the story to life in collaboration with her actors. She is currently developing a TV series, as well as in development with several short form projects.